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Cone Crusher: Choosing The Right Type Of Crusher For Your Needs

by Hugh Snyder

A cone crusher is a type of crusher that is mostly used to crush medium to hard types of material, like sand, gravel, quarried material, or building materials. But all cone crushers are not the same, as there are several types, and the following guide will teach you about the different kinds of cone crushers so that you can choose one that will work best for your needs.

Compound Crushers

These types of crushers are also referred to as VSC cone crushers, which are great for the following industries:

  • Mining
  • Chemical industry
  • Road work
  • Bridge work
  • Building construction or destruction

The compound crushers are distinct because of their laminating crushing effect, which allows them to crush at a high frequency.

Symons Cone Crusher

The Symons cone crusher is also known as the spring cone crusher, and it is mostly used in the following industries:

  • Metallurgy
  • Building construction or destruction
  • Hydropower work
  • Transportation work
  • Chemical industry

Spring crushers are mostly used for their rugged construction and its strength, as it is one of the strongest cone crushers available, should your crushing be excessive. 

Single Cylinder Hydraulic Crusher

The single cylinder hydraulic crusher is powered by a hydraulic system, making it quite energy efficient, unlike some of the other cone crushers. This type of crusher is used in the following industries:

  • Metallurgy
  • Road work
  • General construction work
  • Chemistry
  • Silicate work

This type of crusher has a good crushing ratio with a good efficiency, besides conserving energy well. You should also know that the construction of this type of crusher is one of the simplest, making it lighter than other crushers and less expensive to repair should you ever need to. 

Multi-Cylinder Hydraulic Cone Crusher

Another type of cone crusher that relies on hydraulic power, which makes it lightweight and energy efficient (but not as light as the single cylinder hydraulic crusher). This type of cone crusher is usually used in the following industries:

  • Metallurgical work
  • Aggregate work
  • Construction

This type of crusher is faster than the single cylinder hydraulic cone crusher. So this should suit your needs if you have several tasks and need your material to be crushed quickly throughout your workday. You should also know that the multi-cylinder hydraulic cone crusher has enough chambers to remove any excess material without damaging the machine, meaning that it is self-cleaning. 

Talk to your cone crusher's specialist about your needs if you have any more questions about choosing the best type of crusher for your particular industry. 

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